Public meeting set to discuss EPA Superfund site
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A public meeting has been scheduled to address the next stage of cleanup efforts at a heavily polluted former industrial site in Massachusetts.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared the Walton & Lonsbury Co. site in Attleboro a Superfund site in 2013.
The Sun Chronicle reports that a meeting to get public input has been scheduled for Wednesday at the city library.
Walton & Lonsbury was a chrome-plating plant that operated from 1940 until 2007. For much of its history it dumped untreated pollutants, including cancer-causing hexavalent chromium, directly into adjacent wetlands.
Work at the three-acre site as well as in adjoining areas has already gone on for 10 years at a cost of $15 million.
The EPA says the next phase is expected to cost at least $22 million.